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in virginia, before that was mitt romney in colorado as this last- minute campaign marathon continues, 48 hours before polls opened in much of the country. it is sunday, november 4. it is not just a presidential election, but the presidential races getting a lot of attention. virginia is the home to the most expensive race in this cycle. "60 minutes" will be looking at the senate, with -- with former minute -- former members saying that it is bogged down with gridlock. republicans are expected to hold on to the majority in the house, but democrats are expected to gain seats. we will begin with this question, very simple, as we wind down this presidential campaign, tell us who will win and why. host: as always, you can join us on facebook, send it to e-mail -- journal@c-span.org, or send us a tweet at twitter.com/c- spanwj. let's go the battleground states and the headlines, courtesy of the newseum this morning. from "the cleveland plain dealer," it is all about ohio. meanwhile, "the sunday tribune review," "pennsylvania still in play." pennsylvania is shown at a dead heat. 47% for the pre
in philadelphia. mitt romney went back today. in pennsylvania is in play, this is a very long night for barack obama, but is it? right now, it is too close to e a hampshire, 1% of the precincts reporting in stated in answer. one thing about new hampshire is it is a very small state. you cannot get a lot by winning the hampshire, unless, of course, you want to win the presidency. you think four electoral votes cannot decide this race? you are wrong. hampshire is a tossup state. it is a bellwether state, and it is to close to call. the state of ohio, as mentioned, to close to call. they closed 30 minutes ago. lopsided victory at the moment for barack obama, but with just 7% of precincts reporting, think nothing of that. the state of virginia still in play. we wbe watching that throughout the night. 12 percent of precincts reporting, and right now, mitt romney has a healthy lead in a state of virginia, but again, virginia is a number of different demographics within one, so whatever precincts reporting, we do not even know yet. to decide where va would go is way too early. north carolina is impor
, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermont, a very blue state weighing in early and president obama, abc news, based on the exit polls is ready to project a winner in vermont right now. let's tell you about other states. we have too little information to make a projection. georgia, a red state, bill clinton won in 1992, but no other republican or every republican has won since then and south carolina, solid red state, not enough information to project at this point, so -- and virginia, this is a big one, george, and we do not have enough information at this moment. we are watching it every single moment. we'll bring you the news as we have it. >> that is the biggest surprise so far. a must win for mitt romney. the overall map. as you said no big surprises right now. a lot of votes outstanding but the polls are closing. the race could not be closer. both 2012 stavote 2012 s
, 2012. election is squadder days away. post campaigns released details on where obama and romney will be making their final appearances ahead of next tuesday. their schedules and with the swing states that have received so much attention. but as we look ahead to election day this morning we want to open our phone lines up to voters and non-swing states to hear what you think about campaign 2012. we want to hear how motivated those voters are in non battleground states are about the election. and enough on the issues that matter in your state. give us a call on the democrat's line -- 202-585-3880. on the republican line at -- 202-585-3881. and the independent line independen 202-585-38802. and you can catch up with us on twitter, or e-mail us at cspan@journal.org. good morning to you. i want to assure you that 2012 battleground map we have been featuring for the last week or so here on the "washington journal." assuring the swing states in this election. this morning on the washington journal, we want to hear from the voters in the non-yellow states. everyone else in a blue, give
be in play this year with paul ryan on the gop ticket. the way the president and mitt romney will spend their final days speaks volumes about where the two need to produce wins. president obama, three stops, three states. the president will travel to ohio and end with a rally in iowa. the very state where his bid for the oval office began all those years o years ago. mitt romney, five stop, five states. he began in florida, follow stops in virginia, the president following the president in ohio. then his final day in his home away from home, new hampshire. this morning though in florida, governor romney -- capable of bringing about change. >> it comes down to this. do the people want four more years like the last four years? or do you want real change finally? >> president obama all weekend on the campaign trail telling supporters that they know him. and he's the one, the only one, that they can trust. >> you may not agree with every decision i've made, michelle doesn't agree with me on everything. you may sometimes be frustrated at the pace of change. i get frustrated at the pace of ch
is a pro romney ad talking about romney will do more for the auto industry and accused president obama of shipping thousands of jobs to china. let's take a look. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama. his attacks on mitt romney are false. the truth? mitt romney has a plan to help the auto industry. he's supported by the detroit news. obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. >> before i get you to comment on it. i'm going to go to the obama ad. it is a response to this ad. obama ad called collapsed. it's a rebutle to this ad. >> when the auto industry faced collapse, mitt romney turned his back. even the conservative detroit news criticized romney for wrongheadedness on the bailout. and now, after romney's false claim of jeep out sourcing to china. >> here's what i want to know. i don't know the answer. and this is a good example. one of them's got to be wrong. who is wrong? >> well , the romney ad is technically true but misleading. one of the things he claims, it goes on to say that chrysler is going to increase production of jeeps in china. and turns out they
. this is the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll showing the president with just a 1% lead over mitt romney among likely voters nationwide. 48% to 47%. that is well within the margin of error of 2.5%. the candidates crisscrossing the country again today looking for an edge in swing states. president obama made stops in ohio, as well as wisconsin and iowa. all this before heading to chicago where he plans to spend election day. mitt romney just wrapped up a rally down in florida and emphasized the importance of the battleground state. >> your work is making a difference. the people of the world are watching. we can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow. with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. >> ultimately, it's up to you. you have the power. you will be shaping the decisions for this country for decades to come right now. >> ohio and new hampshire will also play host to romney today, as will virginia, including a rally at george mason this afternoon. the commonwealth with mitt romney trailing the president with just 1%. >> how hot is this election? d.c. res
has a one-point over mitt romney among likely voters. that means that neither side up.letting >> the obama campaign believes path to 270 electoral through theidwest. the president is wisconsin, ohio, and today. their bet is on your cynicism. my bet is on you and your help. >> both candidates are earning frequent flyer miles through this stretch. they are appealing to undecided voters sick of d.c. dysfunction the president is sending more and more like the candidate of 2008. i want all parties to work together. we're not democrats and republicans first. we are americans first. >> mitt romney began the day in florida. >> tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. >> in pennsylvania of all places, they will come to the candidate he is hoping for a victory there to pull off an electoral college victory. we will take pennsylvania. >> they see the keystone state's votes as aal possible insurance policy against using other swing states. if you look at ohio, florida, virginia, mitt romney has to 3 in those states to win race. >> after campaigning with the various celebrity supporter
want to say thank you to the american people. i also want to say to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. i know that his supporters are just as engaged and just as enthusiastic. just as hard today. >> reporter: voter turnout seemed heavy. this was colorado, one of the battle ground states. other swing states today. new hampshire and virginia. voters lined up in many polling places. wisconsin, snow on election day. this was cleveland airport at midday. mitt romney's plane, paul ryan's and nearby, vice president biden's plane. they were all in ohio. romney and ryan headed to a volunteer center. stopping in a wendy's. >> hey, judy, this is mitt romney. how are you? >> reporter: biden, too, stopped in a restaurant. just a few more hours and they get the first returns. >>> we have more live team coverage in virginia and across the entire d.c. area. it has been a busy day. the northern virginia bureau chief julie carey is live in richmond and tonight all eyes are on the battleground states. julie? >> reporter: well, especially virginia. virginia is considered the state
seem like a lifetime ago to you. but tonight, a new message from mitt romney, as campaign sources offer a raw and telling portrait of the most painful week of romney's political career. by week's end, mitt romney and his wife ann driving themselves to campaign headquarters in boston. gone were the secret detail and the motorcade that had trailed them in the final months of the campaign. instead of the long lines of supporters, there was now a line of dozens of staffers outside of romney's office door. some waiting to shake his hand, others looking for a quiet moment with the governor. after a loss that stunned a confident campaign. the former presidential candidate eating pizza out of the box in his office. mrs. romney in jeans and a sweater. just hours after the loss last week, romney calling a staff meeting. emotions raw, romney and his wife arriving to deafening applause and chants of "mitt, mit mite," as they walked into the office. a source there saying romney was clearly moved, mrs. romney crying as they stood before the team. sources telling me campaign manager matt rhoades telli
from mitt romney to his supporters. as sources offer us a rare and telling portrait of the most painful week of romney's political career. by week's end, mitt romney and his wife ann driving themselves to headquarters. gone with the secret service detail. instead of the long lines of supporters, now a line of dozens of staffers outside of romney's office door. some waiting to shake his hand, others looking for a quiet moment with the governor. the former presidential candidate eating pizza out of the box in his office. mrs. romney in jeans and a sweater. just hours aer the loss last week, romney calling a staff meeting. emotions raw, romney and his wife arriving the deafening applause and chants of "mitt, mitt." romney was clearly moved. mrs. romney crying. sources telling me campaign manager matt rhoades saying, "we would rather lose with you than win with anyone else." in the days after defeat, a source close to mrs. romney said she described the moment she walked on that stage as surreal. saying mrs. romney wondered to herself, are we really conceding? it was mrs. romney that remains
house for the next four years. president obama and governor romney neck and neck after waging the most expensive political campaign in u.s. history. will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country and especially in the swing states n.virginia, for example, people actually camped out overnight to be among the first in line. >> president obama is spending his day in chicago where he voted early two weeks ago. he's planning to do some satellite interviews to reach voters in the battlegr
that there are some romney voters and independents who will be voting for kaine as well. now we're going to head over to the george allen headquarters where my colleague andrea mccarron takes over. andrea, what's going on over there? >> reporter: i am with susan allen who in this day and age a candidate's wife seems to log swch mileages the candidate himself. what are you hearing on the road with regards to women's issues? >> it's all about the pocketbook. women are concerned about the economy, whether they can get a job, whether their children can get a job, whether their spouse or friend can get a job. i've been on the road a year and a half and that was the topic everybody across the board was discussing. the policies have been more harm full to women. >> reporter: how difficult is it to listen to some of the negative attacks on your husband in that whole election has been marked by that? >> it's unfortunate because, again, i think voters are smarter than that. i think they see through the issues that are portrayed as women's issues. they understand there are people like george allen who want to
is extremely important. today mitt romney has an action-packed schedule today. four states, including a stop in fairfax and george mason. new presidential numbers for virginia came out today. the nbc "wall street journal" survey puts 48% for president obama, 47% for romney. and the rasmussen poll shows 50% for romney, 48% for the president in the commonwealth. julie carey joins us from fairfax on romney's pit stop this afternoon. julie? >> reporter: well, it is emptied out now, but a short while ago the patriots center was filled up to the very top row. supporters here eager to show enthusiasm they hope will grab virginia for both mitt romney and the gop. mitt romney supporters were ready to roar from the start in the final rally. and their cheers grew louder when ann romney asked this question. >> are we going to be neighbors soon? >> reporter: and mitt romney's reaction? >> if anyone wants to know where the energy is, if anyone out there that's following american politi wants to know where the energy is, just come right here in this room and you'll see it. >> reporter: supporters also had
nation. >> and it was just before 1:00 a.m. when mitt romney conceded the race after he made a call to the president. a breakdown of how the race played out across the nation and in northern virginia. >> voters approve same sex marriage in the national harbor. the sight of a new casino. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> those were celebrations outside the white house early this morning. rushed to the white house just as they did in 2008. waved flags and honked horns. good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. before we get to the news, we have a quick note to pass along to high school students. coolage is closed today. there is no heat in the building. >> all the election coverage in just a moment. let's get a check on our changing forecast from tucker barnes. >> good morning, everybody. and off to a cold start off the region. temperatures overnight falling back to about 40. later this afternoon these will be your high temperatures. get ready for early winter chill. 40 regan national dulles 37. and bwi marshal 39. settin
this election season -- that is, will president obama or mitt romney lead for the next four years? >> voters reelected president obama for the next term. brianne carter has reaction from the president and romney. >> good morning. after a long and drawn-out campaign a long and drawn-out night of watching numbers come in. the battleground states -- after nearly sweeping them, he said he was rehired and will be back here for four more years. >> thank you. >> president barack obama celebrates his return to washington to lead the country for four more years. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> nearly sweeping battleground states including ohio and virginia he earned more than 300 electoral votes. he told americans he is more determined and inspired the to return to fix the economy and create more jobs. people gathered to celebrate outside the white house and in the streets of the nation's capital. in massachusetts, a more somber mood. mitt romney spoke to his supporters. >> i.s.o. wish i would have been able to support you and lead in a diffe
. >> i'm from massachusetts. and i'm not particularly pleased at the way that mitt romney ran massachusetts when he was the governor there. >> reporter: but some say that was an aberration. >> there were a lot of folks who maybe had some hope for something difficult last time around but haven't seen that change. >> reporter: now i had an opportunity to speak to tim kaine a short while ago and i asked him if president obama wins re-election, i asked him if that means tim kaine wins if you win? but there are voters here that tim kaine's campaign says voters who will vote for romney and also vote for tim kaine. we'll have to see how all that plays out. we do know tim kaine has been very busy the past five days making 32 stops and 20 radio hits this morning. extremely busy getting out before the voters. we'll let you know how the most expensive senate race in virginia history turns out. back to you. >> we'll know some answers in a few hours. >>> in the district, the majority of the races deal with the makeup of the city council, the board of educations and of course ethics issues.
romney was greeted with cheers as he left a polling station in belmont, massachusetts this morning. he gop nominee cast his vote before going tout do some election-day campaigning in pennsylvania and ohio. >> yeah, feel great about ohio. thank you. >> reporter: after several days of a neck and neck race, the latest abc news washington post tracking poll has president obama opening his biggest lead since july. most analysts point to hurricane sandy as this year's october surprise. >> this race was and has been always close, and it has had a slight electoral advantage for the president, but has had a slight popular vote advantage for mitt romney. that has changed in the last few days. >> reporter: the president is doing some media interviewing, and playing a little basketball, and of course he'll address thousands of supporters tonight or tomorrow morning. >> republican presidential hopeful mitt romney continues to blaze a campaign trail. romney even squeezed in two campaign appearances while the rest of the country voted. >> reporter: mitt and ann romney cast their ballot this mornin
dash. president obama and mitt romney race across the country today looking for last-minute votes. good evening, everybody, i'm jim handly. jim rosenfield is on assignment tonight. it is the final sprint to election day, and the latest nbc news/wall street journal poll confirms a nearly deadlocked rate. 48-47%. candidates are crisscrossing the country tonight. brian mooar follows them as they make their final case to voters. >> just two more days. >> reporter: two days before voters go to the polls. republican nominee mitt romney and president obama were fighting for votes in the battleground states. >> florida, in two days, you've got a choice to make. >> reporter: the final nbc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48% to 47% lead. but the president's handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president is going to confirm. >> reporter: in ohio, governor romney is six points down. that's forcing him to look to other states like iowa. >> we can do better, a better america,
. obama will hold rallies in wisconsin nevada and colorado today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. >>> breaking news in the penn state sexual abuse case. former penn state president gram graham spanier is expected to be charged today. the paper reports in a grand jury filing last year, he denied being aware of a 1998 university police investigation of jerry sandusky and claimed sandusky was with children in the football locker room showers. >>> fire officials say the large warehouse fire they battled all night long is now out. >> at one point, crews had to be evacuated from the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire was when it got going last night. firefighters say they got the call around 10:30 yesterday evening. -- this goes to show you how hot and how intense the fire was when it got going last night. because it's
nominee mitt romney's 48%. now, other polls reveal similar signs that this election day will be one to watch from start to finish. >> and was as we all know, it will be another hectic day for both presidential candidates. >> president obama and republican nominee mitt romney will be making stops in a number of battleground states today. fox 5's melanie alnwick is here with more on the final full day of campaigning. >> reporter: good morning. the campaign planes are crisscrossing each other through the critical states. today, president obama is in wisconsin, ohio and iowa. mitt romney starts out in central florida and then he travels here to fairfax, virginia and then to ohio before bringing this long campaign to rest in new hampshire. that is where president obama began campaigning sunday. he ended in aurora, colorado cheered by a crowd of 20,000 people late last night. he also made stops in florida and ohio telling supporters he will continue to build on the last four years. mitt romney wrapped up his day in newport news, virginia in front of a large crowd at smithfield foods. he w
for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your jobs and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> and here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes and governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still o
to work together, democrats want us to work together. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney. one reason is our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats, like barack obama. he reached out last night to romney backers. >> and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: some republicans say they've learned. >> if we don't change modern conservativism, we're going to go extinct. >> reporter: in a nation that just gave barack obama four more years. bipartisanship is going to get an immediate test, the dreaded fiscal cliff. automatic cross-the-board tax hikes, and deep spending cuts are just seven weeks away. live from chicago, i've steve handelsman, news4. >>> a rough post-election day sell-off on
with president obama and mitt romney. and we're also watching the polls in your neighborhood. we begin with news4's adam tuss in battleground virginia. he joins us live. the lines have been long today. >> reporter: here at this polling place, the line has been about two and a half to three hours long all day. right now, it is moving. that's the good news. it still stretches down the hill and then has to go into the building. waiting to be a part of history. some in the cold shade dance a jig to stay warm keeping the feet moving. once inside the door, greeted by reality again. the line here snaking around corners. twisting and turning before the finish line finally in sight. >> it has been long, a big wait. i've had to cancel two meetings for work so far. i may even spend up spending a vacation day just to vote today. >> for those who can't wait that long, a chance to rest until their partner waiting in line gets close. some saying there should be more help on hand but most taking it in stride. big crowds and long lines. the norm at other locations in northern virginia. at this gym in arlington, h
college lead, president obama pulled ahead of mitt romney in the popular vote overnight. 9news now reporter kristin fisher is live on capitol hill with more on the president's successful re-election bid. good morning kristin. >> reporter: good morning, you know it was a long night but it wasn't nearly as long as many people feared. nor was the race as close as many people thought it would be. now the final returns are still coming in but right now, president obama is up by about 1.8 million popular votes. and he swept all of the big battleground states. florida, ohio, and yes, virginia barely. now listen to this -- [ cheering and applause ] now that is the sound of wild cheers of the obama victory rally in chicago as the newly re-elected president walked out to deliver his victory speech around 1:40 this morning. in it he thanked the nearly 158 million americans that voted for him especially since some people waited in line for several hours to vote. he even mentioned it in his speech by saying quote by the way, we have got to fix that. now in regards to his opponent the president
happened to agreeing to disagree. >>> and mitt romney thought he had a fighting chance at the white house. >> now they have come and gone. what is next for him. and we go to chicago with a look ahead for the presidential nominee. >> reporter: after the battle followed by campaigning to win the white house, it is the end of one road for mitt romney. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> reporter: the next question is what is romney's next move? the president made this offer on election night. >> i look forward to sitting down with the governor to talk about where we can work together to move the country forward. >> reporter: no word where that stands but last month ann romney may have given clues to the ladies of the view. >> there he will not run again. nor will i or do anything like that. >> the new jersey governor pushed for more mitt romney. >> i hope he is a voice in public life in our country. because i think he is a good and decent man. >> reporter: mitt romney's future is a question m
.f - announced.thh "real-clear" shows president bbrack obama - with a light lead over governor mitt romney.3 of the polls in the avvrage... show including the most recent poll... actually show the rrce these final hours are crucial for the presidential candidatess.. as they present campaign traal.ts on the "does rrising taxes put people to workk (no!) how about his doessthat help small lations, - businesses? (nn!) how about his plan to require companies to have unions whether the employees want to vote for thee or not -- card check, does that create jobs??(no!)) you passed the test.""and if you're willing to ork withhme agaai, and knock on ssme doors with me, makeesome phonn calls por me, turn outtat the polls for me, we'll win wisconsin, we'll win this election. " "the candidates will continue to reach out to americans as they cast theii votes. president obama wwll dd interviews throughout the day from chicago... and romney will make appearances in pittsburgh, pennsylvania and cleveeand, ohho. election day is not whaa it used to be. instead of one day for millions to cast their votes
's itinerary is packed. at a rally in green bay, the president said mitt romney will not bring about change the country needs. >> governor romney has been using his talents as a salesman to dress up the very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> the campaign is out with new ads. >> the president save the auto industry. >> president clinton says mr. obama needs to strike a good tone. >> it would be who both candidates to close on a positive note, making a case for themselves, a case against the other guy. >> tomorrow, the president had to ohio and will be spending the entire day. he has three different campaign stops, underscoring the importance of the buckeye state. let's get a look at mitt romney's final push. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands busine
defeats mitt romney by more than 2 million votes capturing the vote of half the country. far exceeding the required 270 electoral votes earning 306. obama took to the stage and talked to not excited crowd around 1:00 a.m. >> many people in our area celebrating the president's victory. that was the scene outside the white house late last night. people cheering four more years and waving the flag. it was a cause for celebration for many. melanie is live with a recap of the president's victory. >> good morning. it may have come down to a gut feeling in the voting booth. most voters really felt that president obama was more in touch with people like themselves and that's where the tossup states the president was able to hang on to most of them. that includes virginia. it was a nail biter of the night but 51% of voters chose obama over 48% for romney. results there came in later than expected because some people were still in line to vote. the win for president obama in maryland as well which was expected. 61% observe to 37% romney. and no surprise president obama won the district as well b
president obama is going for a second term. here is a look at the vote so far. 50% of mitt romney, 48% for the president. and now to the electoral vote, 272 to win, mitt romney with 187 an obama with 148. but again, some key swing states seem to be going to the presidents direction. >> and we should note we saw both president obama and mitt romney campaigning quite a bit in virginia and that is because it is a battleground. they have 13 votes up for grabs and they are both trying to get the voters support. tonight, peggy fox and andrea yeah richmond are out there. first to peggy. >> reporter: well, first of all, if you have been watching you saw governor george allen con seed to tim kaine. so excitement, joy here at the democratic head quarters but not too much because we are waiting for the results to come in and home that obama can pull it there. think is the democratic chair of the payty hawaii are you thinking now? --party, what are you thinking now? >> i am very happy. tim kaine is a great man. he was the mayor of the city and he is going to be a great senator. >> reporter: but
romney conceded the race in a phone call. look at the crowd there. just amazing. we'll have more owe legislation coverage coming up here in just a second. as wisdom mentioned, we've got some i don't want to say winter weather. we do have a storm moving in. >> just say it. >> i know. >> just say it. just get it out. we have we have cold temperatures to start your day and the potential for winter weather later. not going to be a major deal but you might see some snowflakes flying during the evening hours. might be a little morning rain here all associated with our developing coastal storm, our nor'easter that is moving up the coast. this will be a player in our forecast throughout the day. it will be cloudy, breezy at times today and cold. our high temperatures are only going to be top out in the low 40s. it will be like i awinter day around here this afternoon. this is your dropping storm. -- it will be like a winter day around here this afternoon. the storm developing up into the coastline of new jersey and new york city. generally in a line from 95 east, you have the best chance of
. >> tonight, he's the projected winner there and in a cluster of northeastern states. mitt romney went to pittsburgh but pennsylvania tonight is projected an obama win. romney did win traditionally-republican southern and western states. >> until ohio, virginia, florida get tallied, this election remaining up in the air. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at obama election night headquarters in chicago. >> our team is also in place covering the bigelow cal issues from the virginia senate race to the same-sex marriage and expanded gambling in maryland. we have reporters all over the place. we begin with the virginia senate race. >> george allen just conceded that race. julie is in richmond with more from tim kaine supporters. i imagine they're quite happy? >> there is a very fired-up crowd. they're getting ready for a victory speech. some of tim kaine's friends and family. he's held a lot of political titles in his career. virginia governor. he's been dnc chairman appointed by president obama and mayor and tonight he adds the title, virginia senator elect. by a slim margin he defeats republ
>>> good morning. down to the wire. president obama and governor romney in a dead heat on the final day before the election. the candidates making their last-minute pitches in battleground states >> turn out for me. we'll win ohio. we'll win this election. >> paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> less than 24 hours to go, both have a clear shot at victory. what will decide this race? we have it all covered from our election home on democracy plaza today, monday, november 5th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, and welcome to democracy plaza. i'm mate lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. this will be our home for a couple of days. after a year of campaigning, a billion dollars spent, maybe more, it's anyone's guess who will come out on top tomorrow night, if we have a decision. >> if you don't like to fly you wouldn't like to be a presidential candidate. governor romney and president obama l
should say that yesterday mitt romney did can see florida. we do know obama well when those 29 votes. that gives him a total of 332 electoral votes. host: thank you for joining us. always informative. we are taking your calls this morning on what issues he wanted the president to address in his second term perry will go to the phones. sheila is on the democratic line from alabama. caller: good morning. i would like to see the economy get better. the second issue i have a problem with is the education system. those are the two things i would like to see get better. also, if i could i would like to make a comment. the people over at fox news and this glen beck character, i was looking at those people yesterday. they were doing a lot of name- calling yesterday. they said that the people who voted for obama were a bunch of idiots. i would just like to say that they are doing a lot of wining now. host: let's stick to looking forward for the next four years. how confident are you on the issues you brought up that the president will be able to get some traction? caller: i think it is going
. >> the next president of the united states governor mitt romney. >> christie is one of mitt romney's most outspoken supporters on the trail picked to give the keynote address at the republican national convention. >> real leaders don't follow polls. real leaders change polls. >> if history teaches us anything, it's that some things are bigger than politics. in washington i'm terry dun ham. >> it seems republican nominee mitt romney is softening the attacks on his opponent. yesterday romney held three rallies in florida but did not mention president obama's name at all. while romney was in florida, obama was in new jersey touring storm damage there and romney is now getting ready to kick off the final days of campaigning. while the election is a big deal for the future of our country, no doubt about it, we have certainly seen the campaigning mode for a whole lot of other issues, and it's probably fair to say that some of you are ready for the election to be over. if you're one of those people you're not alone. we want to show you what happened to a girl, 4 years old, when she heard the ele
president obama or make mitt romney the next president. ed payne has the story. >> reporter: president obama and republican candidate mitt romney made the last appeals to voters before election day. during a stop in columbus ohio, obama asked for four more years in the white house. >> the reason why we are here is because we got more work to do. our work is not yet done.>> reporter: romney said it's time for new leadership. >> you hope president obama would live up to his promise to bring people together. and to solve problems. he hasn't. i will. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan echoed that thought while campaigning in to set for this. we can do better than this. this may be the best that barack obama can offer but this is not the best america can have. >> reporter: vice president joe biden told the crowd in sterling virginia that obama is the best choice. >> prtion elections are all about character. -- presidential elections are about character the most important infreedient to lead the nation and world and president obama has the character of his convictions. >> reporter: voter
ouou are watchingg wbaba tv 1 1 lili,, lococ,, latebreaking. >> president obama and mitt romney spend one more day of frantic campaign stops in key states. i am sarah caldwell. the race is deadlocked and the outcome could depend on "get out the vote" efforts. if this election wasn't contentious enough, maryland's ballot has other issues as groups marshall their forces to drum up the vote. it's the top of the ticket drawing people to the polls but turnout could hinge on the statewide ballot. >> we have three ballot questions that are emotional and could drive turnout. >> 12% of maryland's voters have cast early ballots this year. candidates are not the only ones preparing. marylanders for marriage equality are holding a training session for the polls on sunday, to say yess to item six and alloww couples otto marry. >> they want to get that civil marriage license -- >> the latest survey shows they are split on question six. visit wbaltv.com to eread morree on local issues and take a final look at the candidates before heading to the polls. >> we started out with clear temperatures
he's in cincinnati, ohio. >> reporter: governor mitt romney began his last state push in florida. >> we could begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow, and with the vote of the people in florida, that's exactly what could happen. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lineso early voting in ohio have been long, but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i'm putting in over these four days. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> we're just calling to remind you your v
are now in custody. >>> on the road again, president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today with just five days left until election day. the president hits three battleground states, wisconsin, colorado, nevada. the white house says the president will be briefed on details of the federal response to sandy, a day after he witnessed the devastation and promised to cut through all the red tape. mitt romney makes several campaign stops today in the swing state of virginia. >>> and there is more evidence at just how close this presidential race really is. a "wall street journal"/nbc news/marist poll of three bat e battleground state shows president obama with a six-point lead over mitt romney in iowa, a three-point lead in wisconsin, and a two-point lead in new hampshire. just five days left. >> it is so interesting to watch this as we get to that deadline. it's so fascinating. john, thank you very much. >>> back to our "starting point" this morning, it's day three of that fallout from superstorm sandy. millions of people without power in their homes. and as john mentioned
. there is sandra buckman for romney and kathleen for obama. it all started here when stephanie decided to put up her barack obama sign supporting the president. while her neighbors then countered, putting up signs of their own supporting romney/ryan, starting a bit of a sign war here in this neighborhood, and yet remarkably all of the neighbors here remain friendly. >> we all have the same families, we want a safe country, we want to work. >> reporter: they don't see eye to eye on how to get there. >> we need to be able to disagree about positions and vote for whomever we want to and not take it personally. and that -- >> and that's where i really get mad with obama. he didn't cross the aisle. >> reporter: in the era of political instability, the neighbors on the drive have advice for washington. >> i think they need to see the humanity in the others, and i think they need to focus on that instead of the politics >> should they start baking cookies for each other? >> i evangelize with cookies. >> reporter: food for thought. amy robach, maclean. >> a battleground street in a battleground state. d
. the president won the popular vote. at last count, he had garnered more than 58 million votes while mitt romney has more than 56 million votes. >> we know it is the electoral college, not the popular vote that it really comes down to here. president obama has 303 electoral votes. mitt romney got 206. still outstanding are florida's 29 electoral votes. the vote count there, still too close to call. but that outcome will not have an impact on the end result here. we'll get to all of our election results in just a minute but first, we're also keeping an eye on some possible nasty weather coming our way. >> tucker has been talking about it, telling us about some cold wind. >> rain, snow. >> maybe a little winter weather. just a little bit of it. >> it is almost wintertime. >> it is only early november. we don't traditionally have snow events in early november. those of you that might remember back to 1987, we had a veteran's day storm. >> i heard sue palka talking about that. >> it dropped about a foot of snow. but it won't be like that for today. this is all about the nor'easter. it is starting to
and governor romney are making a last-minute push for your vote. >> both spent the day crisscrossing the swing states. cairch traveers travers spent the day with the obama campaign. >> reporter: this is it, one final day. both candidates were focused on revving up supporters in their must-win states. president obama kicked things off in madison, wisconsin. >> four more years! four more years! >> you know i will fight for your families ovary single day. >> reporter: he had star power. bruce springsteen at his side all day. the president showed a hand of nostalgia. he acknowledged that no matter what happens tomorrow, this is it. with the noticeably hoarse voice -- >> we know we have or work to do. >> reporter: mitt romney made a clean sweep. that's where he focused his energy today. >> accomplishing real change is not something i talk about but something i've done. >> reporter: the national race is tight. each campaign is projecting confidence in the ground games. >> they both believe it's all about turnout. >> reporter: both candidates are campaigning in a state with sentimental iowa. the vict
. >> president obama defeat governor romney. >> maryland voters made a lot of important decisions as well. we will have the different ballot questions scrolling along the bottom of your screen. >> tracie potts begins our coverage. >> a burst of emotion at the obama victory party in chicago. celebrations around the country from new york to los angeles and the white house where president obama will spend four more years. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. you have made me a better president. we're not as divided as our politics suggests. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we're greater and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we will be the estimunited stats of america. >> mitt romney said he gave it his all and said that the nation must come together. >> the nation is at a critical point. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> the primate family chose to give back and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight -- romney family. >> the president won with slim majori
in the house. president obama hopes to sit down with mitt romney in the coming weeks to meet the difficult challenges ahead. in his concession speech romney also expressed the need to find common ground. >> and at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: the president is facing some major crises. most urgently a fiscal cliff that's looming next month. if congress doesn't reach a deal on a mix of automatic tax increases and spending cuts the economy could fall back into a recession but the president is optimistic. >> despite all the frustrations of washington i've never been more hopeful about the future. >> reporter: with a high unemployment rate and a huge national debt, the president has the next four years cut out for him. bigad shaban, cbs news, chicago. >> president may be optimistic but wall street is let acting poorly to -- reacting poorly to his re-election. right now the dow is down 311.5 points. it's fluctuating there. and financial experts say markets around the wor
the president congratulated his rival mitt romney on a spirited campaign in his hometown of chicago the president visited a campaign office to thank volunteers. meanwhile, governor romney is making a final puck for votes. he'll return to massachusetts -- push for votes. he'll return to massachusetts later tonight. >>> weather-wise, we continue to see a chilly night for voters out there. definitely looking at a chill in the air, so chris warm. wind chill factor in the mid-30 nhl spots. little warmer on the eastern shore, 41, but that's not exactly warm. and coastal flood concerns on the eastle shore already. for tomorrow, these are warnings and advisories up and down the coast. that's where the high effort impacts will be from this -- highest impacts will be from this nor'easter. around here in maryland, gusts from 35 to 40. here is the storm coming up the coast, out of the carolinas. going to make its push into our state tomorrow afternoon, primarily, do tomorrow night. but for now, quiet on the range, as we get the vote out. we'll have much more coming up. >>> here comes another st
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